Top Lake

Double Peak from Top Lake

Double Peak from Top Lake

  • Easy (to Top Lake)
  • 3.1-mile loop
  • 500 feet elevation gain
  • Open July to mid-October
  • Use: hikers, horses


  • Moderate (to Double Peaks)
  • 5.3-mile loop
  • 1100 feet elevation gain


Half a dozen woodsy lakes and a viewpoint of Mt. Jefferson make this loop on the Pacific Crest Trail fun even for children—if you wait until after the July mosquito season ends. Hikers with extra energy can add a short but very steep side trip up Double Peaks for an even better panorama of the lake-dotted Olallie Lake Scenic Area.

If you’re driving here from the Portland area, take Interstate 205 near Oregon City to exit …

Other Options

Backpackers or hardy day hikers can explore …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.